American funnyman Rodney Dangerfield entered a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday (24AUG04) in preparation for heart valve replacement surgery.

The ailing CADDYSHACK star, 82, underwent brain surgery last year (03) to reduce the chances of having a stroke during the operation today (25AUG04).

Before entering the hospital, Dangerfield said, "If things go right, I'll be there about a week, and if things don't go right, I'll be there about an hour and a half."

25/08/2004 03:10